Square Enix have announced the grand prize for the Hitman: Sniper Challenge competition in the UK – fancy appearing in an upcoming Hitman title and receiving your very own Golden Joystick?
Hitman: Sniper Challenge is a stand-alone pre-order incentive for the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. From a position on the roof of a neighbouring building, players are challenged to take out their target and as many of the guards as possible, without being detected. The mini-game features online leaderboards and challenges, along with many hidden secrets and the chance to unlock equipment upgrades that carry over to Hitman: Absolution when it launches this November.
With Agent 47s around the globe having racked up over 35 million kills playing Hitman: Sniper Challenge, the competition to find the top UK sniper is now live with gamers competing for daily, weekly and monthly prizes. All Monthly winners will have the chance to battle it out in a Grand Final and be crowned the UK’s Ultimate Assassin. The person crowned The UK’s Ultimate Assassin will be immortalised in a future Hitman game and also presented with a Golden Joystick at Future Publishing’s annual Golden Joystick Awards on 26th October 2012.
“Hitman: Sniper Challenge has been an extremely successful pre-order incentive for us,” said Jon Brooke, Brand Director of the Hitman Franchise. “We’re really excited to be able to offer one fan a once in a lifetime prize and The Golden Joysticks is the perfect partner to showcase the Ultimate Assassin’s achievement.”
Now in its 30th year, the Golden Joystick Awards are the only gaming awards that are voted by the people that matter most, the gamers themselves. With over two million votes cast last year, the shortlist will once again be the focus of gamers’ conversations throughout the summer.
“It’s an honour to partner with such a hotly anticipated title as Hitman: Absolution and provide the platform for this amazing prize. The awards are usually presented to publishers and developers only, so it’s exciting to be able to celebrate the talents of a sharp-shooting gamer too,” said James Kick, Associate Publisher, The Golden Joystick Awards.
Visit www.hitmansniper.com for full details and official competition rules.